The Rifleman was an American Western television program that ran on ABC, from September 30th, 1958 to April 8th, 1963. It was a production of Four Star Television.
Chuck Connors starred as The Rifleman, named Lucas McCain, a widower and a Union veteran of the Civil War (lieutenant in the 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment), and a homesteader. McCain and his son, Mark (Johnny Crawford) lived on a ranch outside the fictitious town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The series was set in the 1880's and the various episodes promoted fair play toward one's opponents, neighborliness, equal rights and the need to use violence in a highly controlled manner.
"Day Of The Hunter"
A famous buffalo hunter tries to goad Lucas into a shooting match.
December 26, 2011 Subject:
Day of the Hunter (The Rifleman).
Season 2, episode 15.
Original air date: 5 January 1960.
A famous old frontiersman, with a reputation as the best rifleman around, challenges Luke to see who`s really the best with a rifle.
Cast: Chuck Connors (Lucas McCain), Johnny Crawford (Mark McCain), Paul Fix (Marshal Micah Torrance), Dick Elliott (Hardiman) and John Anderson (Cass Callicot).